Volcanology

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Dr. Heinri...
Berghaus, H.
Dr. Heinrich Berghaus' Physikalischer Hand-Atlas oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsächlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach Ihrer geographischen Verbreitung und Vertheilung bildlich dargestellt sind. Abtheilung I-VIII. [Complete].
Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1849-1851. Eight volumes in six. Folio (36.8 x 24.5 cm). Each volume with two title pages (to the series, and to the work), text, and with 94 ‘plates’ overall [I: 15; II: 16; III: 15; IV: 5; V: 8; VI: 12; VII: 4; VIII: 19]. These are often double-sized and in full colour, usually with many maps, graphs, profiles, views, and other illustrations on one ‘plate’; the total number of separate figures may exceed one thousand. Original uniform half cloth over pictorial boards. Gilt title on the spine. Paste-downs with printed text. Edges marbled.
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€2,800.00
The ‘missing evidence’ for Humboldt's Cosmos”
Photograph...
Berthier, P. [M.]
Photographic panorama of Mount Etna.
Paris, Paul Berthier, ca. 1863-1865. Very large board (93.0 x 45.0 cm), with original mounted albumen silver prints (panorama, in two parts of 25.0 x 36.2 and 25.0 x 35.0 cm, for a continuous image with a total width of 71.2 cm). Paul Berthier printed studio label pasted on verso.
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€8,500.00
Exceptional large photo-panorama of Mount Etna in the 1860's by the famous photographer Paul Berthier
[Mont Frum...
Berthier, P. [M.]
[Mont Frumento]
Paris, Paul Berthier, ca. 1863-1865. Broadsheet (60.0 x 45.0 cm), with original mounted albumen silver print (36.5 x 25.8 cm).
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€3,800.00
Important original geological photograph by one of the foremost French photographers of the 19th-century
Encyclopéd...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres mis en ordre par Mons. Diderot. Histoire naturelle. Règne mineral.
Paris, Diderot et d'Alembert, 1768. Folio (43.2 x 27.2 cm). 4 pp., 130 plates (partly folded). Disbound.
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€2,000.00
The rare, important and profusely illustrated mining and mineralogy section of the first true encyclopaedia
Reise nach...
Dolomieu, D. [S. G. T.], De
Reise nach den liparischen Insuln oder Nachricht von den äolischen Insuln zur nähern Aufklärung der Geschichte der Vulkane. Nebst einer Abhandlung über eine Art von Luftvulkan, und einer andern über die Temperatur des Clima auf Maltha und die Verschiedenheit der wahren und fühlbaren Wärme.
Leipzig, Johann Gottfried Müller, 1783. 8vo (16.7 x 10.1 cm). 210, [ii] pp. Contemporary marbled boards, small leather label with gilt title on the spine. Edges yellow.
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€1,800.00
An important contribution to the geology of the Mediterranean island volcanoes north of Sicily
Travels on...
Duppa, R.
Travels on the continent, Sicily and the Lipari Islands. Second edition.
London, Longman, Rees, Orme, and Co., 1829. Large 8vo (26.8 x 17.2 cm). x, 494, [ii] pp.; 21 fine engraved plates, and 34 text engravings. Contemporary grained half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, stipple-gilted bands; compartments with gilt vignettes and a brown morocco label with gilt title.
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€900.00
Travels of an inquisitive mind
Die Krater...
Faber, F. C. Von
Die Kraterpflanzen Javas in physiologisch-ökologischer Beziehung.
Buitenzorg, 's Lands Plantentuin - Botanischer Garten, 1927. Large 8vo (24.1 x 17.0 cm). iv, 119 pp., 12 text illustrations, 18 fine photographic plates. A unique pattered batik-cloth binding with gilt title on the spine and front board. Original printed front wrapper bound in.
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€200.00
The binding is quite exceptional, of historical interest, and beautifully preserved
Catalogue...
Herschel, W.
Catalogue of double stars. Read December 9, 1784.
London, The Royal Society, 1785. Large 4to (25.5 x 19.0 cm). Engraved title page, vii, 212 pp. Original grey front wrapper.
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€1,000.00
Herschel's important second catalogue, listing 434 double stars discovered since the delivery of his first catalogue
Der Beglei...
Hohe, F.
Der Begleiter. Wissenschaftliche Tabellen und Notizen mit vier kolorirten Karten. Eine Gedächtnisshife für Jedermann.
München, Friedrich Hohe, 1857. Small 8vo (12.3 x 9.3 cm). viii, 240. Original ruled half cloth over pebbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€450.00
A fine copy of a rare and unusual almanac and gazetteer made and published by an unsuccessful painter
Kleinere S...
Humboldt, [F. H.] A. Freiherr Von
Kleinere Schriften von Alexander von Humboldt. Erster Band. Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen [AND] Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. Ein Beitrag zur Physiognomik der Natur.
Stuttgart, Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1853. In two parts. Text and Atlas. Text: 8vo (21.5 x 13.1 cm). viii, 475 pp., six large, folding tables. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands and gilt title. Floral patterned endpapers. Atlas: oblong 4to (20.2 x 30.9 cm). 12 fine, tinted (one hand-coloured) engraved plates. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.
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€1,285.00
A collection of important researches by the last "Homo universalis"
[Auvergne]...
Lecoq, H.
[Auvergne] Itinéraire de Clermont au Puy de Dome, ou description de cette montagne et de la Vallée de Royat et Fontanat; seconde edition. [AND] Two other papers on the geology of Auvergne, by A. C. P. F. Von Lasaulx, and by J. B. Bouillet, bound in.
Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1836. 8vo (21.2 x 13.3 cm). vi, 102 pp. Early 20th century half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€950.00
A special copy with additional rare papers on the same subject
Les époque...
Lecoq, H.
Les époques géologiques de l'Auvergne. Avec 170 planches ou figures, dont plusieurs coloriées et des autographes de Dolomieu, d'Hauy & de De Saussure et un dessin fac simile de Madame Necker de Saussure. I-V. [Complete].
Paris, Baillière et fils, 1867. Five volumes in five. Large 8vo (23.7 x 15.2 cm). 2,758 pp.; 180 engraved and lithographed (tinted, or chromolithographed) plates [1-141, 143-169, 41(bis), 57(bis), 89bis, 107(bis), 149bis, 152bis, 163bis, 163ter, 165bis, 165ter, 165quater, 165quinter], on 107 sheets (several double-sized). Uniform burgundy half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€4,000.00
Magnum opus of the botanist and geologist Henri Lecoq, with fine geological illustrations of the Massif Central with its many volcanoes